MARSHALL ISLANDS OFFSHORE INCORPORATION

The Marshall Islands is a zero tax jurisdiction that statutorily exempts non-resident corporations from taxation on their income and assets. Non-resident corporations can be utilized for a variety of purposes including:
 
  • Real estate investment
  • Holding securities and bank accounts
  • Trust and estate planning
  • Asset protection
  • Joint ventures
  • Public offerings for raising capital in world markets
  • International trade
  • Holding patents and trademarks
  • Holding vessels
 
Marshall Islands company incorporation is simple; a company can be formed in one (1) business day. The official legislation is in English and documentation must be expressed in English, but it may be accompanied by a translation in a foreign language. The following information is required for Marshall Islands incorporation:

1. Corporate Name: Names may be in any language as long as Roman characters are used. Any standard corporate suffix is acceptable.

2. Share Structure: Shares may be issued in registered and/or bearer form and may be of par or no par value. Par value shares may be denominated in any currency. A standard formation is 500 registered and/or bearer shares without par value or up to USD50,000.00 worth of par value shares.

3. Organizational Activity: Upon incorporation, the following corporate documents will be provided:

 
 
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Register of Directors
  • Register of Members
  • Common Seal
  • Bylaws
  • Consent of Incorporator
  • Register of Secretaries
  • Share Certificates
  • Rubber Stamp
 

ADVANTAGES OF MARSHALL ISLANDS OFFSHORE COMPANY

 
I. Convenience:
 
  • Directors, officers and shareholders may be of any nationality and may reside anywhere. Their meetings may be held in any location and directors, shareholders and the secretary may be corporate entities.
  • Meetings of shareholders and directors may be held by proxy if desired or by any communication equipment.
  • Facsimile filings are permitted as long as the signature is eligible. The typed name and title of the signatory is required.
  • Corporate documents may be executed by a single officer or a person authorized to sign on behalf of the corporation. Notarization and consularization are not required.
  • A single executed copy of a corporate document is acceptable for filing.
  • Redomiciliation of a foreign corporation into the Marshall Islands is permitted.
  • Corporate filings can be submitted to any Registrar office for filing.
  • Ready-made shelf corporations are available.
  • There are no annual filings required in the Marshall Islands.
 
II. Confidentially:
 
  • Bearer shares are permitted for Marshall Islands offshore company.
  • The names of shareholders, directors and officers need not be made part of the public record maintained by the Registrar of Corporations. The names of the officers and directors may be voluntarily filed any time after incorporation.
 
III. Immediate Incorporation:
 
  • Corporate existence can be obtained within one (1) business day.
  • Upon confirmation of the date of existence of the new corporation, a company can be organized and transact business.